§ 157.040  IN REM ACTION BY TOWN PLANNER; PLACARDING.
   (A)   After failure of an owner of a dwelling or dwelling unit to comply with an order of the Town Planner issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, and upon adoption by the Town Council of an ordinance authorizing and directing him to do so, as provided by G.S. § 60D-1203(5) and § 157.037(C) of this code, the Town Planner shall proceed to cause such dwelling or dwelling unit to be repaired, altered or improved to comply with the minimum standards of fitness established by this chapter, or to be vacated and closed and removed or demolished, as directed by the ordinance of the Town Council, and shall cause to be posted on the main entrance of the dwelling or dwelling unit a placard with the following words: "This building is unfit for human habitation; the use or occupation of this building for human habitation is prohibited and unlawful."  Occupation of a building so posted shall constitute a misdemeanor.
   (B)    Each ordinance shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county wherein the property is located and shall be indexed in the name of the property owner in the grantor index, as provided by G.S. § 160D-1203.
(Ord. passed 6-6-11; Am. Ord. passed 3-15-21)